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on van ness avenue. looking back at san francisco city hall. around 36 people have returned home this morning after flooding forced them into an evacuation center. the shelter was in place for residents of east palo alto flooding. residents living near the san francisquito creek were areas along the borders of palo alto, menlo park, and at last check, six homes officials say the napa river. north of napa near st. helena. is currently at 26-and-a-half. that's a- the national weather warning remains in effect on rest of the day today. residents and businesses in the area were advised to monitor river levels receding. the city has closed veterans memorial park, the preserve park and trancas crossing park until further notice. thousands of nurses will nine bay area hospitals. negotiated labor contracts and improvements in patient care protections. such as staffing levels, health officials want to reduce the number of paid sick days for nurses and technicians, while eliminating health care coverage for those who week. the 49ers. fresh off a patriots last week ran in to a three-headed
of the year will hit san francisco bay and nearby beaches this week. in a condition called "king tide." >> we're still a few hours away and it is set to be a 9:45 a.m.. this is a three day deal that will go on today, fridathursday, and frida. we are san about a foot difference as i walk over here they do have some warning signs set up to let people know. there is not a lot of issues that are going on right now because the rain has stopped, but periodically you receive the waves. as the day progresses the waves will get more dramatic. >> we're also watching the water levels, in marin at 1 01 north bound it was closed due to the high water levels. we are expecting higher tides. >> police have arrested five people in connection with the death of a man who was one of the two people found bound and gagged on a san francisco street. police are not releasing details about the relationship between the suspects in the victims-- only that there were some kind of extensive relationship going on. they say, there are still many unanswered questions. the woman who has not been named, is still in serious co
:00 a.m., it is going to be -- cold. 45 degrees, so not that bad in downtown san francisco. concord, and 43 degrees expected in hayward. this afternoon, low 30's. vallejo, 51 degrees. we will be dry and we will see a mixture of sun and clouds the big story is the cool weather. we do have that slight potential for wet weather on futurecast. 5:00 a.m., most of that moisture is offshore. that cool front will be parallel to the coast. i do not think it is going to make landfall. clear, conditions tomorrow night. that will make its way for cooler temperatures. you can see that your kron 4 7 day around the bay with clear skies and inland to be below freezing. i would not be surprised if we see a frost and freeze advisory. and upper 20s for some of our valleys. and even if another storm on chance with scattered showers on friday with a stronger system. steady rain fall on saturday towards sunday. >> if you have any last minute shopping there is a new global application that will allow you to order anything and have it delivered within one hour. it is a mobile-application with free delivery
. >>pam: san francisco recreation and parks department began demolition of the fleishhaker pool building today. the san francisco landmark on the great highway had been closed for years before it became victim of fire on december first. days later architecture experts determined the building to be unsafe and required demolition. >> temperatures are cool. 30's in fairfield. san francisco, in his 46 degrees. it is dry and clear. and 46 degrees with a freeze warnings for the north bay valley. frost advisory for most of the bay area. that will be in effect until 3:00 a.m. certainly bundle up. do not be surprised if you see frost and there could be an active storm. thursday for the north bay. wet weather will continue on friday with showers and rain chances for the weekend full details on what to expect what the next report. >> coming up, this is stolen christmas tree in vallejo is a random act of kindness in the next edition of people behaving badly. >>pam: it is all clear given at the san jose city college. earlier, the police were called to investigate a possible gunman on campus. stay wit
announcer ] that has a nice ring to it. [ male announcer ] only from at&t. san francisco's public schools are on high security alert after today's massacre at a connecticut elementary. kron 4's alecia reid tells us what the city's school district is doing to help keep its students safe. but o >> classes went on as scheduled at city schools today, but the san francisco school district was on high alert. no chances were being taken after the massacre in newtown connecticut, that left more than 2 dozen people dead --- most of them children. it's epidemic you know, with these mass murders, and we have to assure our children that's exactly what the city is doingthe district is allowing parents to speak to their children about the tragedy first, but assured them that counselors are ready to help. children, especially younger children are going to need some extra support, so be comforting make sure to talk to him about it because we talk to him about everything else. the amoun >> the san francisco school superintendent says schools are doing everything possible to keep children safe. after today
the country to remember the victims. jeff bush was with a group in san francisco and talked to people directly affected by gun violence and this weeks shooting. >> several dozen gathered at the playground in dolores park at sundown. it was a fitting place to remember the young lives that were lost on friday. (reading of names. ) >> everyone was clearly moved by the east coast mass murder but stephanie dalton had a heavier heart than most. stephanie dalton knew one of the victims >> i work with jazz muscians and a very dear friend of mine, jazz saxaphonist, jimmy greene, who is a very beautiful person who's five year old girl, ana greene was lost. >>reporter: stephanie could not contain her emotion when she showed me the picture of her friend's daughter. >> ana was just bright and full and what everybody told me she had the whole world with two loving parents and a father who writes and plays the most beautiful music. >>reporter: megan scully has also been directly affected by a mass shooting. >> i lost my brother at 101 california 20 years ago to a similar incident. he was shot by a tech, dc 9
for pedestrians and san francisco's twin peaks neighborhood is under arrest. the accident was reported shortly before 9:00 on christmas tree with gold. three professors were struck by that sedan. there was a fourth person. he managed to drop out of the way. one of the victims being treated for light trading injuries. there was an occupied in the vehicle that sustained minor injuries. california's utility regulators have decided to allow pg&e pass on part of the cost of pipeline upgrades to the customer. the utility company was ordered to improve the safety of its natural gas pipeline system following the massive 2010 explosion in san bruno which destroyed an entire neighborhood and left eight people dead. >> not with the approval of state regulators pg&e customers will pay more than half of the cost of the $2.2 billion upgrade. this translates to about $1 more on utility bills. city leaders are outraged by the decision. >> a vigil was held in san francisco's bayview district for the city's most recent homicide victim. members of the city's catholic archdiocese parade and some hymns that the lo
that separated dozens of homes from the san francisco-quito creek are holding up. the creek or float on sunday night causing mandatory evacuations for seven homes. at least one home was damaged to the point of being uninhabitable. no further work has been scheduled. but the city continues to keep a close eye on the levee. >> all the rain over christmas-a down the southbound side of the upper great highway from lincoln avenue to slow boulevard. a spokesperson at the centers is the department of public works say that the rose flood because the drains cannot handle all the water, especially during a powerful storm. drivers are being forced to take the lower great highway route. the northbound side is still open. officials say that highway close about 60 times a year. it is not known when the southbound side will reopen. >> the storm also brought down a massive tree in the east bay. the one fell right on the footsteps of the delta and chi fraternity house on channing way in berkeley. however when the tree fell a loosen the soil of a neighboring treat the had terrible for safety reasons. >> santa r
with information about this murder mystery. should contact police. in san francisco justine waldman kron 4 news. >>pam: tonight a community mourns the life of a diablo valley college student who lost his life in a traffic collision. police are still investigating the accident that killed 21 year old scott hickerson. kron4's maureen kelly shows us what is known so far. >> i'm standing on the corner of monument blvd and erickson road.you can see behind me the memorial of flowers and signs and photos of the young man that marks the spot near where he was struck. people have left notes that read you will not be forgotten and skate in heaven.referring to the victim's love of skateboarding. police say scott hickerson was on his skateboard as he crossed the sidewalk right over there.at around 4:30 friday evening. he was in that crosswalk when he was hit by a suv driven by a 21 year old clayton woman traveling eastbound on monument blvd. the victim landed here in the intersection. he was transported to john muir hospital where he died of his injuries. police are still talking to witnesses and are tryin
in san francisco. plaza in oakland. however - there's more rain on the way. brian van aken is tracking it. >> and catherine, there is another storm with rainfall coming to the bay area for christmas day. already to the north near eureka. the court to this system as well offshore. these clouds will thicken and rain will develop in most areas tomorrow afternoon. cloudy skies and rain fall developing in the north bay. spreading to the south. and the evening hours heaviest. and showers off/on continuing until wednesday. the main impact will be steady rainfall. the rainfall totals will not be that heavy. because we have had a continuous week of saturation it will not cause that much or more problems. even strong winds continuing, 30 m.p.h.-40 m.p.h. even thunderstorms. with your christmas day forecast, coming up. >> catherine: thank you, brian. stay with kron-4 as we continue to track the rain expected this week. we'll also keep you up to date on any storm damage. you can check our website -- kron4-dot-com, and our facebook and twitter pages. >> a water main break in mill valley has left a ma
. >> great highway along ocean beach in san francisco remains closed. kron four's philippe djegal explains why the department of public works says the roads are not safe. >> the southbound lanes of agreed highway are off- limits to tour drivers, bikers and pedestrians of the accord highway. and did the department of public works has closed it from slope to lincoln boulevard it will remain that way and definitely your to wet deep puddles in the middle of the roadway. the southbound lanes that are closest to the water. in order for the department of public works to 3-open that water is going to wrap to be drained off. the department of public works is going to walk up and down the roadways clearing out to trains. allowing the rainfall to train, a record but clearing of those dream drainage areas, and the rainfall is so bad that they're actually suggesting you've used sunset boulevard. phillipe djegal , kron 4 news. p-g-and-e crews are out in force all around the bay area.. they are trying to restore service to thousands of customers who lost power crews were out in one of the utilities fo
. 240 people in san francisco. 880 people on the peninsula are still in the dark. in the south bay, 1600 people still do not have power tonight. >>> three firefighters in stable condition after they were involved in a accident on highway 24. fire crews were responding to an accident and were on the shoulder when another car lost control in the rain and struck the side of the fire engine. the car rolled over and hit three firefighters. also injuring the driver inside the first car. some of the firefighters had to undergo surgery but no one was killed. three firefighters were transported to the hospital. two of the firefighters needed surgery. >>> look at this picture. this is a car stuck on a roadway. you can see the water level is up to the car's windows. you can see a person waiting behind the vehicle. if you have pictures and you want to send them to us, we will be right back. music's, ready ! share the harmony... she'll be here soon ! she'll love this ! share a sweeter welcome... hey, hola, cómo estás ? hello, hey everyone. es un pla-cer co-no-cer-te. encantada. share everything. th
at schools in high crime areas >> san francisco's public schools were on high security alert as well after today's massacre in connecticut kron 4's alecia reid tells us what the city's school district was doing to try and ease parents fears. >> no chances are being taken with public schools. word spread of the two dozen people mostly children that were brutally shot at the connecticut elementary school. san francisco checked in with any school to see if there was any problems. >> if there is an ongoing and active shooter we take immediate action. lives are at stake if there is an immediate see, our offer is ouoften gathered and in gauged. officers. the of all those city's schools and did not talk about the tragedy there were counselors ready. parents fully intend on explaining the turn of events. >> she is curious about it. the children just want to know that they are safe. this is why we discuss it. >> there is additional support for the weekend they can call " to 311 " for counseling. and also, they can call 311 and even offer further help. >>jacqueline: we did see some rainfall and cold
city, colma san bruno, south san francisco and the six stations are free to your self hayward, he roared, coliseum, richmond, concord, north concord. all other bart stations and there are 33. south-bay word are free and regular hayward and south hayward is free. >>jacqueline: still seeing some low cloud coverage but visibility not that bad. with the exception of fairfield as that fog is warming. we are respecting fog for the overnight hours but this is the time when we could see it forming for the overnight valleys. that really dense fog is what we could see overnight with the concentration closer to the livermore valley. the deltoid as we take a look at the weather headlines. low cloud coverage overnight. cooler temperatures. and the delta could see a look with details coming up. >> >> coming up,the new twists in the saga surrounding software pioneer john mc- afee. who is wanted for questioning in connection to a murder in belize. the amoun >>pam: days of heavy rain brings together. a same-sex couple finally. formally. ties the knot... [ female announcer ] this is a special messa
'd never know this was a neighborhood. and, while the san francisco department of public works did its best to this viewer watched the last of the morning downpour from thie backyard in san mateo. that was probably the best way to watch -- dry and it was certainly a busy and wet day... keep sharing your pictures with us... to breaking news at kron four dot com. philippe djegal, kron four news. take a look at this picture a viewer sent in. it's a car trapped on shepard canyon road in oakland. car is up to its roof in water. pictures of the storm send it was a five hour long ordeal on the richmond-san rafael bridge earlier today when high winds knocked over a big rig! high winds flipped over the empty tractor trailer early this morning blocking two left lanes. truck driver ignored the high wind warnng and was traveling abovet he speed limit when he flipped over. it took about five hours to flip the truck right side up because crews has to wait for winds to die down. in pittsburg, there was a major backup on westbound higway-4 near loveridge road earlier today. these are aerials from sky-7
in the north bay. 90 and san francisco are without power as we continue to restore power. >>jacqueline: we do have another storm coming in but it will not be as strong as what we saw for the weekend. as we go towards santa rosa, mount st. helena. and decent conditions that help to try things out a little bit today. it will be a little bit for the air to get saturated enough for the rain to hit the ground. most of that moisture is missing us. but the storm is still offshore and packing plenty of moisture. going towards tomorrow and here is what we expected. the increasing clouds and the north bay shower but i do not think it will record to see any rainfall until 5:00. mainly, north bay shores but wednesday, more whitetiming it out on futurecast. more widespread totals. >> the wonder of cdc's that this coming flu season and 3 warnings from the cdc. there is prevention but you have to take action now dan kerman. >> if you've not gotten a flu shots you should consider one. the flu season is are arriving earlier than usual. >> it is unusual to a peaks in december and january is usually the main on
. >> will tran and joins us live from el morocco elementary school in san francisco >> it will be interesting to see how many parents keep their children home from school. when this happened friday kids here as well as all over the bay area were in the classrooms. by the time west coast people found out about it kids were already in session. ed lee as traders had to go on heightened alert would security plans. they said they talk to the old with unified school district and during the day they have more security than your average school district. san francisco unified school district made he immediately talk to these and brazil police department to see what they needed to do, what they can do, and how quickly the response would be should something happen. we plan to talk to the parents as well as administrators when school starts in about an hour-and- a-half from now. it will be interesting to see how many people stay home today out of fear of what happened in conn. >> we will take a break from our coverage of the shooting. we will turn our attention to whether and come back to the news and a
bay and san francisco. this is video from sky-7 h- d, abc7 news. you can see the beefed up police presence in oakland. we are there with kron4's haaziq madyun. he talked with police and the school district. >> "our police force is on alert" >> there is a heighten sense of awareness in the oakland unified school district in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school shooting tragedy in conneticut >> "we want our children on our campuses and our parents and our citizens to feel that our campuses are safe, to see us out there as a presence" >> here you see officers at rossevelt elementary school greeting students on there way to classit is something that comes with having a daily police presence on school campuses in oaklandsays the district's spokesperson troy flint >> "we have a dedicated police staff attached to the school district we prepare for this" >> in addition to the school district having its own school police departmenta federal grant allows oakland police to station officers on 6 campuses in some higher crime areasanother advantage says flint when it comes to preparing
after he took san francisco police on a chase that ended building and fire hydrant. thousands of gallons of water gushed into the city's market neighborhood. police were pulling the the driver drove off and he crashed. after the suspect was taken to the hospital and then taken into custody. police are investigating if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision. >>pam: bart is now considering charging you more money to park at its lots. kron 4's justine waldman tells us how much and what you can do to try and stop >> when parking rates went up at the daly city bart station in 2010, from 2 to 3 dollars a day. people stopped parking there. so bart brought the price back down. now bart is considering raising the rates at all its parking lots, by charging more for spaces based on demand. a full lot would cost more, >> i would not want to pay more. >> i do not want to see the rates go up. the increase could be as little as 50- cents. bart did have a budget surplus this year, those extra dollars went to fixing seats and adding air conditioning on the trains. bart wants to use the extra par
inside a san francisco high rise. inspired the last federal back in july 1993. a former client of a law firm inside 101 -california street. went on a killing spree. nine people including the gunman died. six were wounded. the killer was armed with a handgun and two tech nine assault pistols. the federal ban that came out of that tragedy. expired in 2004. today, a survivor of that shooting spoke to kron4's maureen kelly about the massacre in newtown, and the renewed push for stricter gun control laws in this country. >> i was sitting in my office on the 36 floor on one, california. my secretary said that there is somebody on the party fourth floor with a gun that he is shooting people. that he is on the -- party fourth floor . >> my secretary said that he was on the 34th floor. sheldon siegal worked at the law firm targeted by the gunman .and lost many friends and collegues that day. >> what is upsetting is that it is still happening after 20 years later. it is almost like it is accepted as the regular course of events and that is a huge failure >>reporter: he says the massacre at sandy
an eye on the stormy weather caused a big tree branch to fall onto this san francisco gas station. it happened on portrero and 17th over the weekend. the awning of the 76 station >> the water is back on for 15 homeowners in mill valley. it was shut off this morning because of a water main break - which flooded marin avenue. this is video from abc 7 news. marin avenue was closed between bell lane and tennessee valley road. kron 4's reggie kumar has >> the finally cracked water main break was thrprepared repaired. water officials say that when this 12-inch cast iron pipe broke at 10:00 a.m. a it moved. the steel belt and the pipe fitting did not line up, properly. because the cast iron pipe is because it is 60 years old, and of its h it broke. this is how the street looked and the video. there was so much water pressure the street even lifted. 1,000 gal. of water per minute in marin road. becky was concerned. >> the water was pretty much a level with the sidewalk so it did not come over the sidewalk. >> reporter: this portion will remain until midnight. with my keurig vue brewer, i
to be a thing of the past in san francisco. parking meters will no longer be free on sundays starting in january. kron4's maureen kelly explains how the new parking enforcement plan will work. >> reporter: time is running out for free parking on sunday. starting january 6th the city's nearly 30-thousand meters will start accepting cash and credit.seven days a week. on sundays meters will be enforced from noon to six p-m citywide.charging between 25 cents to five dollars and 75 cents an hour depending on where they are located. it's a new fact of urban life that's startling to those who like to run errands on what has traditionally been a day of rest. >> it is nice on the senate not to have to pay. although i do not drive that much. it is nice to -- on a sunday not to have to pay. >> reporter: it's also disappointing to those attending mass at st boniface in the tenderloin.where parking and money is tight. >> we are very multicultural, most of our parish jurors drive and do not have a lot of extra pocket change. >> reporter: but those attending events like church services won't have to leave the
in those regions. we are updated a problem with san francisco about a disruption with the services. there is a car that is propeblocking the track. >> following this story alive in maneuvering the chairman of the senate foreign relations committee senator john kerry new who will most likely be the next secretary of state says that mistakes were made at the state department and the deadly september 11th assault and libya, but congress shares some of the blame. senator john kerry spoke at the start of thursday's hearing. he says that an independent probe pulls no punches about the lack of security at the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi that led to the death of u.s. ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans. kerry also faults lawmakers for failing to provide sufficient funds to the state department. for state department officials have already resigned under pressure after a damning report blamed higher ups for the lack at the mission. >> sheriff deputies in santa clara are searching for the gunmen who fired shots at a marine recruiters car on highway 85 in cupertino
. >> kevin gahagan with mosaic financial partners in san francisco says. if you know you have a big purchase next year requiring you to cash out of some of your investments, you might consider cashing out before the end of the year. to avoid that tax. >>pam: there are also concerns of the higher capital gains tax? >> yes. it could be higher, or that is another reason if you aren't born to need cash. in the need to cash out your investments it is possibly better to do it now. as opposed to-if your - know that you kn need cash. you're going to need possible cash next week. >> there is a clear evening tonight with high clouds in the distance. temperatures not that bad with 40's and 50's. however, changes with a freeze warning for the north bay valleys and a frost advisory. do not be surprised if you see upper 20s. with mainly clear conditions. tomorrow, similar to what we saw today if not cooler. however, let us focus our attention on the morning lows. 20's in napa. certainly, bundle up. keeping your scarf handy. although it will be sunny temperatures are going to be struggling into the 50s. he
this new image at the american geophysical union meeting here in san francisco earlier this week. and a reminder, the bay area's favorite way to ring in the new year is fast approaching. the biggest parties and spectacular fireworks will year's live, hosted by catherine heenan and gary radnich.
in session until a new congress is sworn in january third. someone hacked into her the san francisco muni service will be free this friday to celebrate muni's 100 years of service. and 100 years of customer support. all buses.including light rail lines and cable cars will be free from 5 a-m friday through 5 a-m saturday muni officials initially considered charging a five cent fare.the price riders paid a century ago. but ride free instead. muni service will also be between 8 p.m. monday through 6 a.m. tuesday. >> jacqueline: it was dry but the rain fall overturns. with mostly clear skies and colder temperatures. for rainfall-will return clouds increasing. the lingering towards a saturday. as we take a look on futurecast we already see the increase with clouds but the revolt was not arrive until later here comes the cold front by 6:00 on friday it will push into santa rosa. by 8:00, moderate rainfall and the san mateo coast of the heart of the north bay. by 9:00, eastward, he were, fremont experiencing heavier weather cells. midnight, rainfall south of the golden gate turn a showery. 7:00
interest rate they like. the san francisco city attorney filed suit against check 'n go alleging it jacked up interest rates from the state's legal limit of 36-percent to as high as 400-percent >> we found that a check and go was not adhering to the california interest rates limits. and stephen porter and with out of state banks to partner and get around those. we are going to work with people throughout the state to make sure that we get folks restitution that they deserve. >> reporter: the city has now reached a settlement with check n go. without admitting any wrongdoing check-n-go has agreed to refund up to 4.3 million dollars to californians who were overcharged when taking out online 4-month installment loans between november 2006 and june 2008. now grant here's the hitch. people only have 90 days to apply for this refund. and that 90 days begins tomorrow. >> grant: how much money can people expect to get back. >> depending on how much interest you were charged it could be anywhere from 20-dollars to 46-hundred dollars. now to find out if you qualify you can go to the website caloanr
returning. your complete forecast, coming up. >> portions of the great highway in san francisco flooded during last night's strong storm. right behind me is the northbound side before lincoln avenue. both lanes are filled with water.and drivers are forced to use the center divide to pass. kron 4's reggie kumar shows us why the city closed the southbound side to traffic. >> reporter: this happens roughly 60 times a year, according to the san francisco department ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ] no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. save more. save easier. saving more, starts now. just for u on the safeway app. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 f
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